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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 614

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1975-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology
Title: Correspondence and Memoranda
Dates: 1975-1987
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Record Unit 614
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Petrology and Volcanology from 1975 to 1984. The records document the acquisition and identification of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of the staff.

Historical Note

The Division of Petrology was established in the Department of Mineral Sciences in 1964. In 1973, the name was changed to the Division of Petrology and Volcanology. Curators in the Division have included William G. Melson, Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1973, and Curator, 1973- ; Thomas E. Simkin, Geologist, 1972-1973, Associate Curator, 1973-1974, and Curator, 1974- ; Richard S. Fiske, Curator, 1975- ; and Sorena Sorensen, Associate Curator, 1984- .

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Petrology and Volcanology from 1975 to 1984. Most of the correspondence is written by the professional staff of the Division, but also included are letters of Museum Specialist Harold H. Banks, Jr. The records document the acquisition and identification of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of the staff.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 614, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology, Correspondence and Memoranda

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Container List

Box 1

Petrology correspondence, 1975

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Petrology correspondence, 1976

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, 1977

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, 1978

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1979, A-L

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1979, M-Z

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1980, A-M

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1980, N-Z

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1981

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1982

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1983 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

In-house memoranda, FY 1983

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1984

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1986

Box 1 of 1

Petrology correspondence, FY 1987

Box 1 of 1